Sullivan lives in South Bend not Granger.
Look forward to your analytics and points of view as the season approaches and the games start. "Small ball" could afford a lot of analysis, ranging from sheer offense and point differential, to how many shots hoisted will cause Arike and Marina's arms to fall off. :-0
phoenix, prodigal son, or Lazurus. In any case, welcome back. There was a big smile on my face when I saw the name on the post.
Thank you for taking the time to compile and present all this information!
I am disappointed that ND has not added a recruit from Georgia since Kristina Nelson, nor a freshman recruit from Texas since Brianna Turner. Texas seems to have more outstanding post prospects than any other state.
Has anyone seen any reactions from Jordan Nixon following her ND visit? I haven't. ND was playing catch-up in her recruitment and my guess is that ND still has ground to make-up.
Christyn Williams would be a great boost to the 2018 class for ND, but her visit to Storrs in mid-October does not bode well for us. It will be interesting to see where ND makes its home visits this month. This is when new names may appear for 2018 or 2019.
Adding Owens or Hillmon to Cosgrove would have been ideal for 2018. Maybe there's an international post available, although having Turner and Shepard together eases the need for another big player for 2018.
Did you notice that Andrea Aquino is top ten in the latest HG listing?
I hope that Shepard will be eligible for this season. I believe that Mikayla Vaughn was underrated and will provide some good low post minutes. Danielle Patterson should be the back-up for Jackie Young this season.
This was written by a guy who spends his time analyzing FIBA programs and the big winner this year is....France! Interestingly, Syracuse has not one, but two French players entering school this year.
I've attached the article, with a tip of the hat to charliebball from the Boneyard site. Charlie is another Jersey-based guy who spends too much time on recruits.
Having watched as much tape as is available and a number of games, I've got think some of these players would match up well in a ball-movement system such as ND.
And in the "quasi-international" bracket, Canadian Dunker Laeticia Amihere apparently listed 14 schools that comprise her "short" list and ND is among them, as are the usual suspects.
looks very Irish, especially their 6'4 post player who seems to be their star.
coming into the P5 conferences this year (I think Syracuse has 3 or 4). If they do well, maybe look into a few countries, perhaps those with Roman Catholic backgrounds to add something to the mix for them. Look at Ireland, Spain, France, Italy (to start). Just a thought.
Dillon--great article. Just so good. I am fortunate I found this board because this information cannot really be found anywhere else, in such a concise manner.
One follow-up on Faith Masonius. Her mother coached at Uconn with Geno about 25 years ago. She was on his staff for a few years. Also, Faith's brother, an NHL-draftee, currently plays for UConn's hockey team. I have no idea whether there is any interest, but if so, I would guess who has the inside track. Unless, of course, she can be swayed by The Mabrey girls.
..thanks for the information. There's a poster over at the Boneyard -- charliebball -- who also has an interest in NJ Women's Basketball and his daughter attends a number of Tiny Green's events. Charlie passed along that information once. He also has shared that Mom/Geno connections aside, there does not appear to be any connecting going on thus far, unless they're keeping it very under the covers, a la the Mabrey family.
The Masonius/Manasquan/Mabrey connection is even more thorny, as you probably know. Mrs. Masonius was a Clarke before getting married and her sibling's kid (Faith's cousin) -- Stella -- was Manasquan's point guard and will play for either BU or Northeastern this fall. Small world on the shore!
Correct--Stella Clark is at Northeastern--as is my daughter. I will definitely stop by for a few games this season